The Museum of the Moon comes to Bolton Priory

A TOURING artwork featuring a giant moon will visit Bolton Priory, Bolton Abbey, for two weeks in October – and it will coincide with a series of thought-provoking talks.

Artist Luke Jerram’s Moon Museum measures seven meters in diameter and features detailed images of the lunar surface. The installation is a fusion of lunar imagery, moonlight and surround sound composition created by BAFTA award-winning composer and Ivor Novello Dan Jones.

Lit from within, visitors are promised a view of the moon, including the dark side, like they’ve never seen it before.

The Priory Church will take the opportunity to promote the dialogue between science and religion with a series of free conferences.

On Saturday October 15, Dr. Franziska Kohlt will discuss “The Moon, the Microscope and Us”; and on Saturday, October 22, Reverend Dr. Rodney Holder will speak on “God and the Big Bang.”

Reverend David Wilkinson will discuss “From the James Webb Telescope to Stephen Hawking: The Search for God in Cosmology” on Saturday, October 29.

Lectures will take place at Bolton Abbey Village Hall, next to the visitors car park, and will all start at 5pm. To attend, contact the rector on [email protected]

Each of the speakers will also preach during the sung Eucharist at 10:30 a.m. the day after their conference. It is not necessary to reserve for the services.

The Moon Museum is at Bolton Priory between 11 and 31 October. Tickets must be pre-booked at: boltonabbey.com/whats-on/luke-jerrams-museum-of-the-moon/

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